Square Enix FINAL FANTASY IV

Action/Adventure Game - Cartridge - Nintendo DS - MPN: 90811
Product Details
Description
Four elemental Crystals, each possessing awesome power, lie scattered throughout the realm. However, men are quick to covet things which offer strength, and easily corrupted by the might which they possess.Seduced by the promised power of the Crystals, the kingdom of Baron begins employing unprovoked force to seize them from peaceful nations. The dark knight Cecil-Lord Captain of Baron's elite force, the Red Wings is ordered by his king to obtain the Crystals, but soon begins to question the monarch's motives. Stricken with grief at his own actions, yet burdened by his loyalty to his country and his personal sense of honor, Cecil at last decides to turn from the path of darkness and destruction.Enraged, the king accuses him of disloyalty, strips Cecil of his command, and sends him off to slay a mysterious beast that lurks in the nearby Valley of Mist. Cecil embarks on a fateful journey that will bring trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Can Cecil open his eyes and become the man of honor that he must be.
Summary
Product Title Square Enix FINAL FANTASY IV
Manufacturer Enix
Power Score 4.5 | 6 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Final Fantasy 4
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 29, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 26 expert reviews for Final Fantasy 4 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Final Fantasy IV
5 Star Review   By member keelie - Sep 11, 2008   

Strengths: Great classic game

Weakness: Hard

The classic SNES Final Fantasy IV is now reborn again on the Nintendo DS platform. It got better graphics and cut scenes but the battles are much harder. The remake is more balanced now after some tweaks to the boss battles and such, so it wasn't a mindless and straight port. It is a must have if you enjoy JRPG and Final Fantasy games.

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Final Fantasy IV part 3
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Sep 10, 2008   

Strengths: One of the best Final Fantasy games

Weakness: ... again. And harder

I rate Final Fantasy IV as the second best game in the series (behind VI) and on the DS Square-Enix has found a way to sell it again - this time with a 3D overhaul presenting the world in a way it has never been seen before. While it is more difficult than previous iterations (first on the SNES and then GBA), this is somewhat balanced by some changes to the gameplay. Well worth the pick-up, assuming you can stomach the $10 Square tax.

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Final Fantasy IV
5 Star Review   By member eau697 - Sep 7, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics and sound

Weakness: Difficult

Final Fantasy IV is a great remake of the original RPG classic. The new 3D graphics is much improved and nicely done. Cut scenes are cinematic and present the story in a more captivating fashion. The Level of gameplay difficulty is elevated comparing to the original classic. The pace of the game is relatively slower. These new tweaks make the game consistently harder for new comers who want to experience the classic. However, the game is still golden and worthy of a must buy.

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A Classic, Updated
4 Star Review   By member yakkotank - Sep 7, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent graphics and sound

Weakness: More difficult and slower than the original

Final Fantasy IV DS is a fantastic 3D remake of the classic SNES title. Old fans will enjoy the updated graphics and difficulty tweaks, while new fans will enjoy the fast-paced roller-coaster storyline. However, not all of the changes are for the best - the shift to 3D results in a slower game, and some of the bosses have been tweaked so as to be nearly impossible without requiring an FAQ. Otherwise, this is the gold standard for RPG remakes.

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Final Fantasy IV
5 Star Review   By member mojave - Sep 7, 2008   

Strengths: Amazing remake of the classic RPG

Weakness: May be a bit too hard for those new to the series

This is the second remake of the classic Super Nintendo role playing game Final Fantasy IV in just a few years. The last one, on the Game Boy Advance, is an excellent game but the new Nintendo DS version is the definitive experience. The most obvious change is the new 3D graphics done very much in the style of last year's excellent remake of Final Fantasy III. The character and boss models are particularly well done, though the dungeon environments are a bit plain in comparison. That is perfectly acceptable, though, as this isn't meant to be a graphics showcase game. The new 3D graphics just bring the classic game up to date enough to add a layer of modern polish to the gameplay. This is especially evident during the many fully-voiced animated cut scenes throughout the game. The core game is still the same, of course, as the story is one of the better in the Final Fantasy series. There is a host of new (though subtle for the most part) content. The major additions include the ability to summon a creature names Whyt who you can power up via touch screen driven minigames and multiplayer battles, an augment system where beneficial attributes for your characters can be found after meeting certain requirements, rewards for 100% exploration of dungeon screens, an auto-battle system, and the obligatory New Game + mode so often added as extra content to a remake. What it boils down to is that this is one of the best RPG games out there regardless of system and definitely a must-own for any DS RPG fan. The game is fairly difficult, though, so for those just starting out in the RPG genre may want to start with a few other games first - but definitely give this one a shot at some point!

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Product Details
Description
Four elemental Crystals, each possessing awesome power, lie scattered throughout the realm. However, men are quick to covet things which offer strength, and easily corrupted by the might which they possess.Seduced by the promised power of the Crystals, the kingdom of Baron begins employing unprovoked force to seize them from peaceful nations. The dark knight Cecil-Lord Captain of Baron's elite force, the Red Wings is ordered by his king to obtain the Crystals, but soon begins to question the monarch's motives. Stricken with grief at his own actions, yet burdened by his loyalty to his country and his personal sense of honor, Cecil at last decides to turn from the path of darkness and destruction.Enraged, the king accuses him of disloyalty, strips Cecil of his command, and sends him off to slay a mysterious beast that lurks in the nearby Valley of Mist. Cecil embarks on a fateful journey that will bring trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Can Cecil open his eyes and become the man of honor that he must be.
Summary
Product Title Square Enix FINAL FANTASY IV
Manufacturer Enix
Power Score 4.5 | 6 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Retsku: B00184219U
Expert Reviews
Final Fantasy 4
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 29, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 26 expert reviews for Final Fantasy 4 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Final Fantasy IV
5 Star Review   By member keelie - Sep 11, 2008   

Strengths: Great classic game

Weakness: Hard

The classic SNES Final Fantasy IV is now reborn again on the Nintendo DS platform. It got better graphics and cut scenes but the battles are much harder. The remake is more balanced now after some tweaks to the boss battles and such, so it wasn't a mindless and straight port. It is a must have if you enjoy JRPG and Final Fantasy games.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Final Fantasy IV part 3
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Sep 10, 2008   

Strengths: One of the best Final Fantasy games

Weakness: ... again. And harder

I rate Final Fantasy IV as the second best game in the series (behind VI) and on the DS Square-Enix has found a way to sell it again - this time with a 3D overhaul presenting the world in a way it has never been seen before. While it is more difficult than previous iterations (first on the SNES and then GBA), this is somewhat balanced by some changes to the gameplay. Well worth the pick-up, assuming you can stomach the $10 Square tax.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Final Fantasy IV
5 Star Review   By member eau697 - Sep 7, 2008   

Strengths: Graphics and sound

Weakness: Difficult

Final Fantasy IV is a great remake of the original RPG classic. The new 3D graphics is much improved and nicely done. Cut scenes are cinematic and present the story in a more captivating fashion. The Level of gameplay difficulty is elevated comparing to the original classic. The pace of the game is relatively slower. These new tweaks make the game consistently harder for new comers who want to experience the classic. However, the game is still golden and worthy of a must buy.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

A Classic, Updated
4 Star Review   By member yakkotank - Sep 7, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent graphics and sound

Weakness: More difficult and slower than the original

Final Fantasy IV DS is a fantastic 3D remake of the classic SNES title. Old fans will enjoy the updated graphics and difficulty tweaks, while new fans will enjoy the fast-paced roller-coaster storyline. However, not all of the changes are for the best - the shift to 3D results in a slower game, and some of the bosses have been tweaked so as to be nearly impossible without requiring an FAQ. Otherwise, this is the gold standard for RPG remakes.

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Final Fantasy IV
5 Star Review   By member mojave - Sep 7, 2008   

Strengths: Amazing remake of the classic RPG

Weakness: May be a bit too hard for those new to the series

This is the second remake of the classic Super Nintendo role playing game Final Fantasy IV in just a few years. The last one, on the Game Boy Advance, is an excellent game but the new Nintendo DS version is the definitive experience. The most obvious change is the new 3D graphics done very much in the style of last year's excellent remake of Final Fantasy III. The character and boss models are particularly well done, though the dungeon environments are a bit plain in comparison. That is perfectly acceptable, though, as this isn't meant to be a graphics showcase game. The new 3D graphics just bring the classic game up to date enough to add a layer of modern polish to the gameplay. This is especially evident during the many fully-voiced animated cut scenes throughout the game. The core game is still the same, of course, as the story is one of the better in the Final Fantasy series. There is a host of new (though subtle for the most part) content. The major additions include the ability to summon a creature names Whyt who you can power up via touch screen driven minigames and multiplayer battles, an augment system where beneficial attributes for your characters can be found after meeting certain requirements, rewards for 100% exploration of dungeon screens, an auto-battle system, and the obligatory New Game + mode so often added as extra content to a remake. What it boils down to is that this is one of the best RPG games out there regardless of system and definitely a must-own for any DS RPG fan. The game is fairly difficult, though, so for those just starting out in the RPG genre may want to start with a few other games first - but definitely give this one a shot at some point!

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